Attitudes towards Gay Rights

Jan 10, 2017 by

by Ben Clements, BRIN: Same sex equality issues, such as civil partnerships, adoption and gay marriage, have been the subject of considerable debate in recent years as governments have passed various laws on the matter. These measures have sometimes elicited apprehension or critical responses from the leaders of various faiths and denominations as well as religiously-based campaign groups. However, the attitudes of ordinary religious adherents have changed significantly in recent decades, as...

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Nurse! Diversity director please

Jan 10, 2017 by

from The Conservative Woman: Fresh from being labelled a ‘humanitarian crisis’ by the Red Cross, the NHS is taking a pummelling from too much demand and not enough supply – just the right time to recruit an ‘Assistant Director of Equality and Diversity’ then! The lucky candidate at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust will be paid from £46,625 – £57,640 – for a part-time role – to “set out a powerful vision: valuing the voices of diverse people to be the best we can” while...

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Rome Could Have Stopped the New UN LGBT Czar

Dec 24, 2016 by

by Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine: This week the brave African delegations to the UN fought a rear-guard action to stop a new UN office that will seek out and punish any country or institution that does not bend to the will of the dominant LGBT ethos. This months-long fight began at the Human Rights Council in Geneva and it was almost stopped there. It could have been stopped there. It could have been stopped anywhere along the way as it moved from Geneva to the Third Committee of the General...

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No such thing as ‘LGBT community’, says gay columnist

Dec 22, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: The “LGBT community” does not exist and so individuals labelled ‘LGBT’ should not be expected to have the same views on everything, a prominent gay columnist has said. Matthew Parris said the LGBT collective has attracted a “wildly different bunch of causes, often angry, often shrill, and persistently disputatious”, particularly as it has swelled in size with other labels. He said people in sexual minorities should not be forced to ‘fight under a single banner’...

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Health groups: ‘NHS wrong to fund gay lifestyle drug over other treatments’

Dec 22, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: Health and patient groups have condemned a move by NHS England to fund a controversial drug for those engaged in “high risk” homosexual activity, while cutting other vital treatments. From next year, more than 10,000 gay men who do not have HIV but are at risk of contracting it through unprotected sex will be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which lowers the risk of infection. The “large scale clinical trial” will cost up to £10 million and will take place...

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Announcing our extraordinary allies: the 2016 LGCM Rainbow List

Dec 22, 2016 by

from the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement: We are proud and delighted to announce LGCM’s Rainbow List 2016 – the people our friends and supporters have nominated, and those who want to stand alongside us in their public, visible support for LGBT people in and beyond the churches.   Our nominees come from a huge range of backgrounds, across the UK and further afield.  Some have been quietly working away for decades, others have simply found themselves in a position where they can...

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